Application tips

What you should bear in mind

Your application is the first impression that you will make, so we recommend creating one that adequately communicates your personal profile. A clear and carefully prepared application improves your chances of being noticed by the departments.

So that we can accept and process your application, we require the following information/documents from you. Please use our online application system.

Application cover letter

Please invest time in your cover letter, as this is your chance to tell us why you have chosen a job at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and what expectations you have of us. Please also let us know how long you would like to work for us and which departments/focal areas are of particular interest to you. It can be a good opportunity to leave a first impression.  


Please send us a CV stating your personal details, along with information about your education, professional experience, and special knowledge and skills (e.g. hardware and software skills, foreign language skills), as well as your hobbies, interests, and personal projects. Please don’t forget to include your current address and phone number/email address. To avoid misunderstandings, we ask that your clearly indicate which is your first name and surname, especially in the case of international applicants. Please also indicate whether we should address you as Mr. or Ms.

Evidence of your educational and professional history

This includes a copy of your latest references and examination certificates (or statements of results), as well as an overview of your key publications, where applicable.

Please note that we can only process and pass on complete sets of application documents. We will of course only store your personal details on our system for the purpose of personnel selection and will treat these as strictly confidential.

  • Yes. With our online application system it is possible to apply for several positions at the same time - and with little extra effort.

  • Yes. Please log in using the SelfService with your created account. Now you can access your application again and edit information or documents such as adding certificates.

  • When any document is missing your application is marked as incomplete and will not be processed.
    So it is important that you check if you uploaded your application cover letter, CV and Evidence of your educational and professional history.
    To further edit your application click here: SelfService

  • No - Due to our new application system and data protection regulations, we will no longer be able to accept applications via e-mail. Therefore only online applications via our job portal are valid. You can find all advertised positions on our website at: (English) (German)

    Please make sure to check both language versions of the website, as not all job vacancies are offered in both languages.

  • Unfortunately, we cannot give a general timeframe here, because the processing of applications depends on several factors. When you apply online, you will automatically receive an arrival notice. If you apply to us by post or email, we will send the confirmation as soon as we have saved your application.

  • TVöD is the collective agreement for the civil service. Fraunhofer IIS uses employment, remuneration and social benefits in accordance with the provisions of this collective agreement. Here you can find out more about the TVöD and the TVöD fixed payments.

  • Fraunhofer IIS adheres to the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act. For more details, please see our privacy policy. You will be shown this when applying online; if you apply to us by email or post, we will send it to you with the confirmation of receipt.
    We will of course treat your application confidentially.

  • We anonymize your data no later than six months after the completion of a selection process. We then only use the anonymized data sets for statistical evaluations. It is then no longer possible to draw conclusions about you personally.
    You can withdraw your application at any time and delete your profile in the Fraunhofer job market. If you do not delete anything on your own, it will be deleted six months after the selection process has been completed, as described above. Please note our privacy policy. With your application you declare your agreement with their conditions.


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